Bullet Train tops the box office amid quiet traffic

Brad Pitt's latest made $3.16m, which is the lowest opening weekend topper since Downton Abbey: A New Era.

Brad Pitt, um, vehicle Bullet Train opened on 605 screens in 304 cinemas last week, as exhibitors threw the doors open to something new and saleable in a clump of films which are growing old fast. 

It is not surprising that director David Leitch first met star Brad Pitt as his stunt double on The Fight Club, because this film is a bunch of fights in a confined space decorated with star cameos and a complex plot of coincidences between interlocking assassins. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.